Singer/songwriter David Ramos was at his home studio in Pennsylvania disappointed. He had tried for years to find like-minded musicians who shared his passion for writing, recording and performing. After several years of touring and releasing five albums, he packed up in 2001 and moved to San Francisco. That same year, guitarist Dennis Haneda happened upon a "Musicians Wanted" ad posted by David on the Internet. Dennis had been disenchanted with the bay are music scene for years. After speaking over the phone, they both felt that their musical differences were too great to overcome. But after playing together, the chemistry was undeniable. A friendship was established and soon after a name was given to a common dream they dubbed SLIGHT. Playing in an Oakland-based punk band at the time, was drummer Joel Anderson. A mutual friend had introduced him to David, but Joel was committed to his own band. Foregoing an audition, the two simply got together and talked. It was in their conversation that Joel saw the energy and excitement behind SLIGHT. Within weeks, Joel was on board and SLIGHT was on its way to being a full band. Hailing from the Philippines, bassist Bebo Bharwani was the final missing piece to SLIGHT's puzzle. After having played for cover bands in Manila for five years, he took a drastic step and moved to the US. One year after landing in San Francisco, he saw the same ad Dennis had seen on the Internet, and as it turned out Bebo and David lived in the same neighborhood. It wasn't too good to be true, because by February of 2002, Bebo had joined the band, and Slight's lineup was complete.